Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cooloola Coast
"The most satisfying thing about my job is increasing someone's satisfaction
with their lives by simply exercising." - Tristan Hall
What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise Physiology is the scientific study of the body and how it works, including all of the mechanical, physical and chemical processes that take place. Exercise Physiologists utilise this knowledge to prescribe effective exercise programs for rehabilitation and relief from pain and discomfort as well as treatment of many chronic health conditions.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified health professionals who are affiliated with or backed by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Exercise Physiologists are often referred to by doctors to help treat injuries, illness or conditions they have diagnosed. For more information about ESSA click here to visit their website, or click on the links at the bottom of the page.
Full Circle Wellness has onsite facilities, including exercise equipment, so you practice prescribed exercises with your physiologist to ensure you learn correct exercise techniques for your treatment.
Physiologist or Physiotherapist - What is the Difference?
Physiology is sometimes confused with physiotherapy and, although a physiologist may offer many of the same services, there are differences. Along with treatments for muscle and joint rehabilitation, physiologists also provide treatment for other diseases and conditions not traditionally treated by a physiotherapist.
Recognition of Exercise Physiology
The health value of Exercise Physiology is widely recognised by:
Major health funds - rebates may be available for your service. Please check with your health fund for more details
Medicare. Speak to your GP to determine if you are eligible under a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)
You may be referred to us by your doctor, but you are also welcome to book an appointment without a referral.
MEDICARE BULK BILLING
NO REFERRAL REQURED
PRIVATE HEALTH FUND REBATES
HOME VISITS AVAILABLE
CONDITIONS WE TREAT AND MANAGE
High blood pressure
Recovery from illness
Injury or operation
Posture and muscle control
Exercise programs for strength and flexibility
Healthy Body Functions
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY IN YOUR OWN HOME
Our Exercise Physiologists specialise in home based aged care, specifically:
chronic disease management, and
general therapy to improve ones home life.
We work with many home care organisations throughout the Sunshine Coast and provide thorough and specific therapy dependent on your situation and funding restrictions. for information on aged care specifically please click here.
OUR REFERRAL PARTNERS
HOME CARE FOR SENIORS
We recommend Home Care Assistance as our preferred home care provider on the Sunshine Coast. Servicing Redcliffe to Gympie, Home Care Assistance gives seniors an alternative to leaving their home by providing top quality community care and in-home care.
Are you looking to received exercise physiology or dietetics through your home care package? Full Circle Wellness is able to include these and other services within eligible packages. Speak to Home Care Assistance on 07 5491 6888 and find out how they can help you or your loved one.
YOUR LOCAL GP IN GYMPIE
We are often asked if we know any good doctors and we highly recommend the caring practitioners at Medical on Mary. We sometimes work within their premises and see how thorough and professional they are in their care.
Medical on Mary offer a special health assessment for over 75's and understand the importance of exercise physiology and dietetics. Speak to them about getting a referral to one of our allied health professionals.
EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE AUSTRALIA (ESSA) LINKS
Click on the images below to learn more about exercise physiology as defined by ESSA.